Date: 30th June 2010
Time: Not specified
Venue: Not available
What is this event about?
This seminar will highlight and debate recent developments in arbitration law and practice.
The US Supreme Court has recently taken an important decision on the admissibility of class arbitration in the Stolt-Nielsen SA v Animalfeeds Int'l Corp case, which will be a key issue of this seminar. Another case is about to be decided relating to unconscionable arbitration agreements (Rent-a-Center v Jackson). Both decisions also relate to the confines of the competences of arbitrators and courts. In Europe, the application of the Brussels I Regulation in relation with disputes subject to arbitration is still an issue that raises numerous questions. The UK has responded to West Tankers in the National Navigation v. Endesa case. This decision and its consequences for the future of the UK as a seat of arbitration will also be subject of the debates.
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